Adam Kohl is a freelance naturalist in Wendell, MA available for a range of services.

Services:

  • Field botany
  • Consulting for habitat landscaping
  • Nocturnal Lepidoptera surveys
  • Bioblitzes & property inventories
  • Plant ID & edible plant walks
  • Seed collection (strict ethics policy)
  • Native plant propagation & education
  • Private & group lessons

Experience:

WORK (Independent Contractor unless noted with *):

2022 Naturalist: Norcross Sanctuary. Wales, MA. Natural Communities and important features survey in collaboration with Charley Eiseman (Northfield, MA).

2022 Presenter: Grow Native Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA. Walk on identification, propagation, and faunal associations of asters and goldenrods.

2022 Consultant: Maine Audubon. Falmouth, ME. Contributor/Editor on the document “Habitat Restoration and Native Planting for Maine Solar Development”.

2022 Conservation agent: Town of Leverett, MA. Leverett, MA. Working with the conservation commission on issues pertaining to the Wetlands Protection Act.

2022 Laboratory technician*: Cole Ecological. Greenfield, MA. Sorting aquatic macro invertebrates specimens to Order.

2022 Consultant: Broadfork Permaculture. CT River Valley MA. Collaborative garden design and residential consulting.

2021-2022 Approved botanist for state-listed plant surveys: approved by Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Westborough, MA

2021-Present Habitat designer: Dean’s Beans headquarters. Orange, MA. Design, installation, and maintenance of a habitat garden.

2020-2021 Independent researcher of nocturnal moth pollination: (2021) with funding from and in collaboration with Gegear Lab at UMass Dartmouth. Dartmouth, MA

2019-Present Conservation agent: Town of Wendell, MA (Voting member 2016-’19). Wendell, MA. Working with the conservation commission on issues pertaining the Wetlands Protection Act and Town of Wendell Wetlands Bylaw.

2019-2021 Seed collector of common native plant species: Native Plant Trust. Framingham and Whately, MA. Scouting for, acquiring permission to collect, and collecting seeds in accordance with Native Plant Trust guidelines.

2019-2021 Field botanist, entomological surveyor, and horticultural consultant: Landscape Interactions LLC. Northampton, MA. Including producing botanical inventory reports for UMass ‘Pollinator-friendly’ certification for solar arrays.

2018-2020 Presenter on native plant propagation: Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA) Northampton, MA. Including conferences, seed collection walks, and sowing demonstrations.

2016-2017 Pollinator habitat designer: with Moosewood Ecological (Chesterfield, NH) for Army Corps of Engineers at Otter Brook. Roxbury, NH.

2016-2022 Field botanist: Betsy Von Holle Ph.D and Christopher Neill Ph.D’s research at Cape Cod National Seashore. Wellfleet, MA.

2016-Present Owner and operator: native plant nursery (closed 2022), design, consulting, and field botany business. Wendell, MA.

2014-2016 Propagation & nursery assistant*, plant sales coordinator*: New England Wild Flower Society (now Native Plant Trust). Whately and Framingham, MA. Work included designing, building, and maintaining a fern propagation lab, propagating exclusively from spores.

1997-Present Artist: recording, performing, visual, and curating.

VOLUNTEER:

2022 Appointed member: Town of Wendell Open Space Committee. Wendell, MA. Revising the Town of Wendell Open Space Plan in collaboration with Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG)

2020-Present: Naturalist: Contributor of 8,000+ observations comprising of 3,000+ species on the iNaturalist community science platform

2019-Present Founder and member: Wendell Pollinator Group. Guided plant and insect walks, presentations, garden design & implementation, biodiversity surveys, and creation of the document “Wendell Pollinator Action Plan” in collaboration with Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG). Wendell, MA.

2018-Present Volunteer contributor of 850+ moth species records to Mass Moths project, including several new species records for Franklin Co., MA, and 2 new stations for Papaipema appassionata, a state-listed pitcher plant borer moth.

2016-Present Private researcher: working to document the biodiversity of Wendell including flower visiting and related insects of Wendell, MA in collaboration with J. William Stubblefield PhD

2016-Present Volunteer contributor: ~40 town-level plant records to Bertin R, et. al (2020) Vascular flora of Franklin County, Massachusetts. New England Botanical Club.

pic by Matt Samolis